The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
(Oxford World's Classics)

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This single volume, blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy includes an introduction, maps of Dante's Italy, Hell, Purgatory, Geocentric Universe, and political panorama of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, diagrams and notes providing the reader with invaluable guidance. Described as the "fifth gospel" because of its evangelical purpose, this spiritual autobiography creates a world in which reason and faith have transformed moral and social chaos into order. It is one of the most important works in the literature of Western Europe and is considered the greatest poem of the European Middle Ages.
 

About Dante Alighieri

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\Charles H. Sisson is a well-known poet and translator, and editor of Poetry Nation Review. David Higgins is Head of Italian Studies at the University of Bristol, and is the author of Dante and the Bible (1992).
 
Published January 1, 1980 by Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. 480 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here: Dante's medieval classic the Divine Comedy has been condemned as racist, antisemitic and Islamophobic by a group calling for it to be removed from classrooms.

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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here: Dante's medieval classic the Divine Comedy has been condemned as racist, antisemitic and Islamophobic by a group calling for it to be removed from classrooms.

Mar 14 2012 | Read Full Review of The Divine Comedy (Oxford Wor...

The Well-Read Man

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem that follows the travels of the author, Dante, through different regions of the afterlife: Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.

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